SHORT FACTS ABOUT VIETNAM


Climate: tropical in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (mid-May to mid-September) and warm, dry season (mid-October to mid-March).

Population: 86.1 million (57% of the population is below the age of 30).

GDP real growth rate: 6.3% (2008)

GDP per Capita: USD 996.- (2008).

Labor Force: 47.4 million (2008)

Principal Exports: crude oil, textiles & garments, footwear, furniture, fishery products, electronic products & components.

Main Imports: machinery equipment & parts, refined petroleum, steel, textile industry materials, cloth.